Few years ago, individuals with any undergraduate degree has wide number of job opportunities. Even in the present economic crisis, there are still better opportunities for individuals with either associate or bachelor’s degree. The undergraduate education has become a basic education and graduation is gaining more importance among the people in United States.
In United States, the social and economic factor of the country had a great influence on the educational system and some studies state that these factors were the major drivers in increasing the demand for graduation degrees.
With the increased competition among the potential employers, job searching has become a daunting task for many of the job aspirants. Several studies have proven that companies are now looking out candidates who hold master’s degree in the respective field as the master’s graduates have better understanding of the business world than graduates.
It is shown in the infographic that there has been huge increase in the Master’s degree from 2002 to 2012. In the year 2012, nearly 7 million women in America have acquired a Master’s degree while only 7.4 million men have obtained Master’s degree in their respective career fields. In United States, nearly 8.5% of young individuals aged 25 and above have registered for a Master’s degree program and achieved it.
Usually Master’s degrees are offered in various fields, but few in demand master’s degrees include business administration, computer and information science, human resources management, financial planning and services.